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Jury: TASER Not Liable for Suspect's Cardiac Arrest

December 13, 2012  | 

A St. Louis Circuit Court jury has found in favor of TASER International in a product liability lawsuit filed by a man shot by an officer during a domestic call, the company announced.

The jury found that the use of the TASER was not responsible for the cardiac arrest suffered by Fahy.

"We intend to continue our vigorous defense of all litigation," said Doug Klint, TASER's president and general counsel. "During the last 14 months, TASER has been successful in winning voluntary dismissals or judgments for dismissal in 35 product liability lawsuits."

St. Louis Police responded to Fahy's home on Dec. 7, 2007 after a domestic disturbance complaint. Officer Karen Menendez used the TASER on Fahy, who was drunk and high, after he lunged at her and another officer.

Lawyers for Fahy argued TASER knew then of the dangers of shooting the device toward a person's chest, but failed to warn police of that hazard in instruction manuals and trainings, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Tags: TASER, St. Louis Metro PD, Domestic Disputes, Less-Lethal Force, Lawsuits


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Ima Leprechaun @ 1/13/2013 7:37 AM

I'd love to know what affect a taser has on an ICD.

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